DavieBoy

Kountze, TX

#470 Oct 8, 2012
Thanks Linda. I've read nothing but BAD reviews on the heat surge heater.
Edenpure seems to be having quality and customer service issues lately. Furthermore, I like the fact that SolarFlare placed the controls in the rear. Another link is http://www.infraredheaters.co/
For whatever reason I am unable to locate any reviews on this outside of the manufacturers website. I think I may wait until it gets cold and try one with the 30 day return policy in mind.
Ed Taylor

Brevard, NC

#471 Oct 8, 2012
DavieBoy wrote:
<quoted text>True, you can't deny the law of physics. 1500W is 1500W. Zone heating (heat the room you're in) is much cheaper than heating the entire 2600 sqft home. With propane at $2.55/gal and elect at $0.11/kwh it's a no-brainer.
Winter is coming and the last thing I am looking forward to is another winter of listening to the loud cheap FAU I currently have. I've tried the oil units and unless you are sitting or standing right next to it you're cold. I find myself buying a heater or two every year for one reason or another. Quality, Quiet and Aesthetics has it's place and price. I would pay $350 for a nice end table or lamp stand so I might as well have that piece of furniture double as a quiet heater.
The question is has the SolarFlare infrared heater sold at http://solarflareheaters.com/index.php proven itself to be a reliable, functional unit? If this one heater performs for 8 yrs or so it's a winner to me.
Am I justifying my purchase? Sure I am but what is that to you? Why would you care what I do with my $$? I'm not giving it to you so don't worry about where it goes. This is the ONLY space heater made in America so be happy with that!
Am I ignoring physics? Why would I? It is what it is and the world still goes around and around.
I have no problem with your rationale or ability to pay the price. I feel for those who are suckered in by the false claims. My friends that have them can well afford them, but they no longer think they are heating for the cost of operating a coffee maker.
DavieBoy

Kountze, TX

#472 Oct 8, 2012
Ed Taylor wrote:
<quoted text>My friends that have them can well afford them, but they no longer think they are heating for the cost of operating a coffee maker.
1500W is 1500W, right?
Have they found another 1500W unit that heats better and are just as quiet? I can heat most of my lower floor with a 1500W FAU.
The problem is they are loud and fail. The thermostat fails, the contact fails (controlling the 12.5A with a cheap contactor rather than a low voltage relay), fan bearings fail, elements fail, etc... I refuse to buy another plastic housing because of one becoming soft and offgassing toxic fumes after running only 2 hours.
I would be more than happy to try something that's better built. I had an old sunbeam, made in the '60s, that worked well for many years but the wife didn't trust it anymore and forced in out the door. I regret listening to her now. For the past 5 winters or so I have been fighting space heaters.
DavieBoy

Kountze, TX

#473 Oct 8, 2012
BTW, both of my coffee makers consume 700W.
Pat

Folsom, PA

#474 Oct 11, 2012
I finally received my EdenPure Heater after waiting a month, took it out of box, plugged it in, and it sounded like there was something hitting against the fan, it was broken! And sooo loud! I called them, wish I had Richard Karns personal phone # for endorsing this! Hhad to wait a week for UPS return sticker, called and ask them to please put a rush on it, the guy said it would take 2-3 weeks to receive my "REFURBISED" heater! I said it was a brand new heater I paid for, and THATS what I wanted BACK! Big mistake, by the time I get the NEW one, winter will be half over, I just want my money back
to to go somewhere and get one that works without waiting months to get a NEW one...not worth aggrevation!
Ed Taylor

Brevard, NC

#475 Oct 12, 2012
DavieBoy wrote:
BTW, both of my coffee makers consume 700W.
Only while they are brewing coffee, keeping it warm is less.
DavieBoy

Kountze, TX

#476 Oct 14, 2012
Pat wrote:
...., called and ask them to please put a rush on it, the guy said it would take 2-3 weeks to receive my "REFURBISED" heater! I said it was a brand new heater I paid for, and THATS what I wanted BACK!...not worth aggrevation!
I'm reading more and more Edenpure issues recently. I wonder why?
Ed Taylor wrote:
Only while they are brewing coffee, keeping it warm is less.
It's a 700W element either on or off controlled by a thermoswitch. I was commenting on your "price of operating a coffee maker" comment. Two coffee makers operating 100% of the time would fall short of a 1500W heater.
Ed Taylor

Brevard, NC

#477 Oct 15, 2012
DavieBoy wrote:
It's a 700W element either on or off controlled by a thermoswitch. I was commenting on your "price of operating a coffee maker" comment. Two coffee makers operating 100% of the time would fall short of a 1500W heater.
Watts are only while contact is made, so one would have to compare the duty cycle of both the heater and the coffee makers. The coffee maker ruse was in the ads at the time my friends purchased their units.
DavieBoy

Kountze, TX

#478 Oct 17, 2012
[quote]The coffee maker ruse was in the ads at the time my friends purchased their units.[/quote]Ahh, that's where the coffee maker reference originated. I thought that was your misguided comparison. I'm a EE so I better understand how this stuff works.
Ed Taylor

Brevard, NC

#479 Oct 17, 2012
DavieBoy wrote:
[quote]The coffee maker ruse was in the ads at the time my friends purchased their units.[/quote]Ahh, that's where the coffee maker reference originated. I thought that was your misguided comparison. I'm a EE so I better understand how this stuff works.
A kindred spirit, I am a retired EE and PE.
Cheryl

Tulsa, OK

#480 Oct 18, 2012
I LOVE my Edenpure. I have a cabin N.W. of Trinadad Co at 9500 ft. I have to keep a fire going all the time to keep it warm. I purchased an edenpure 2 years ago and have talked many people into buying one after they saw how mine worked. Plug in an edenpure and look at your electric meter. Now plug in a cheap electric heater and go look at your meter. Looks like the 4th of July it's spinning so fast. All heaters are not alike. Keep spinning your meter. You smart people that think all heaters are the same. YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOO SMART . Colorado Cheryl
Ed Taylor

Brevard, NC

#481 Oct 18, 2012
Cheryl wrote:
I LOVE my Edenpure. I have a cabin N.W. of Trinadad Co at 9500 ft. I have to keep a fire going all the time to keep it warm. I purchased an edenpure 2 years ago and have talked many people into buying one after they saw how mine worked. Plug in an edenpure and look at your electric meter. Now plug in a cheap electric heater and go look at your meter. Looks like the 4th of July it's spinning so fast. All heaters are not alike. Keep spinning your meter. You smart people that think all heaters are the same. YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOO SMART . Colorado Cheryl
Too bad! I thought maybe it would spin backward so you could sell to the energy company.
Warm as a bug in a rug

Randolph, NJ

#482 Oct 19, 2012
Just got gen3 Eden pure and we love it . The house is a bi level we use to heat front part of house and lower the oil heat to 60 have had a few very cold nights and damp dreary days and worked great and at night put it in hallways and had to turn it off got too hot on number7 lol 5 stars so far
Social Worker

Loveland, OH

#483 Oct 21, 2012
Wow, morons using a recalled product. You will be as warm as a bug in a rug, and toasted too.

Duh!
Ed Taylor

Brevard, NC

#484 Oct 24, 2012
The ads can be quite amusing if you don't take them too seriously. Consider this, "You see the EdenPURE uses infrared heat. And just as pets enjoy basking in a beam of sunlight they try to stay close to EdenPURE's 'bone-warming' infrared heat."
Now ask yourself, if EdenPURE heats the room evenly from floor to ceiling why would a pet seek it out as a warm place to lay? Also why compare it to basking in a beam of sunlight since only warm air is blown out of the box (the infrared only heats the copper heat sink inside the box).
gracie

Columbia, MO

#485 Oct 26, 2012
I have propane, cost me 500 every other month to fill the tank and we aren't aloud to make payment, I love these heaters buying a new one cost me less than filling my tank and our electric doesn't go up any more than in the summer w/ the air on. I like them.
pat

North Tonawanda, NY

#486 Oct 26, 2012
have eden pure I love it needed another one for basement went to true value to by cheeper one took it home set it up and let me tell you it had a horrible smell coming out my eden pure never did I returned it and I going on line to buy my next eden pure watch out cheeper ones9595
Johnny

United States

#487 Oct 27, 2012
Well all I have to say about the eden pure heater is this. It is cheaper to run a natural gas fired furnance.

I bought an Eden Pure heater at a rummage sale for $50.00 as insurance if my furnance ever went out.

I needed to use it for a few days last winter. For emergency use it did pretty good. But my electric meter spun like a top.

Please keep in mind people that the only heat source thst burns oxegyn out of the air is a true flame fire. If an electric heater did, your carbon monoxide detectors would be going off.
Johnny

United States

#488 Oct 27, 2012
Correction:

The Eden Pure heater is NOT Cheaper to run than a natural gas furnance.

Johnny wrote:
Well all I have to say about the eden pure heater is this. It is cheaper to run a natural gas fired furnance.
I bought an Eden Pure heater at a rummage sale for $50.00 as insurance if my furnance ever went out.
I needed to use it for a few days last winter. For emergency use it did pretty good. But my electric meter spun like a top.
Please keep in mind people that the only heat source thst burns oxegyn out of the air is a true flame fire. If an electric heater did, your carbon monoxide detectors would be going off.
Nan

Waldron, IN

#489 Oct 30, 2012
I have one of each, an Amish and Edenpure The Amish sucks and the Edenpure is excellent Hands down don't buy the Amish, but I highly reccomend the Edenpure- they do work, we have no heat at all upstairs with 4 bedrooms and a bathroom, and 2 will keep the entire upstairs warm.

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